As many of you may know, my wife and I have two children. Our oldest daughter is almost 23 months old and our youngest is 3 months old. It is a lot of fun interacting with our children on a daily basis. I detailed the joys of spending time with my family in my post: We are on a Mini-Retirement Trial. Being a teacher, I get a lot of time off in the summer. It just so happens that the birth of our second child happened while I was already off of work. This allowed me to be home for four weeks, before heading back to work. In August, I dove back into teaching and my wife stayed home with the kids.
September came in with a bang for the Summit of Coin family. We spent the first weekend of September in Nebraska. We celebrated my nieces fourth birthday, attempted to go to a football game and spent the rest of weekend reconnecting with family. It was a really fun weekend, even if the Husker game was cancelled due to a thunderstorm that just stalled over Lincoln.
Later in the month, my wife went back to work. This meant that I was able to come home for a couple weeks. This is the second time I have taken paternity leave. The first time I had a six weeks off with my daughter and this time I have two and a half weeks off. I will detail my thoughts and experiences from staying home with the girls, while my wife was at work.
September was a low income month, due to my wife’s maternity leave. By default, low income equals low expenses. So, let’s take a look at the numbers.
Growing up and still today, I am intrigued by the civil war era. I have books upon books on the civil war and 5 or 6 on Abraham Lincoln alone. Because of my love of this time period, Abraham Lincoln has always been my favorite President. There is something amazing about a guy who never gave up on his bid for public office, despite so much failure early in his career. There is something amazing about a President whose plan was to still unify the country after the war had ended. Most people wanted him to punish the south.
Since cutting the cable cord, my wife and I have used 3 different companies for live streaming service. In the past we used Playstation Vue and Sling, but more recently we switched to DirecTV Now. This occurred last March, when DirecTV Now was offering a great deal for cord cutters.
August saw the end of our families "mini-retirement." as I returned to work. It has been quite a change, but the school year has gotten off to a great start, and I enjoy my classes. My wife has even brought the girls to the school a couple of times to visit.
Last year on August 14, 2017, I posted the first edition of this article that focussed on live streaming services as a way to watch your favorite college football team without the spending a boatload on satellite or cable. This article comes to you a little later than last year, but you still have about 3 days to sign up and start watching football. Check out the latest updates on each live streaming service (and the antenna) below.
Sometimes it's amazing to think that we have owned a home for 3 years. Not only is it amazing to think that we didn't have any kids just 3 years ago. It is amazing at how things can change. Since the purchase of our home, we have had two kids. It has been an amazing three years, so let's dig into the numbers!
As many of you may know, the month began with the delivery of our second little girl! We are both excited and as most people would expect a little sleep deprived. However, things are great at the Summit of Coin household. I have had a whole month off to enjoy great family time and we have all bonded. As of right now, my oldest is a huge daddy's girl.
Earlier this week, I was listening to one of my podcasts and an article was discussed. This article followed a young intern in New York City around. The young woman makes $25 an hour, receives a $1,100 allowance from her parents/grandfather and her parents pay her rent.